Malaysia's Healthcare: A Public Service Legacy under Strain
By Lim Chee Han
May 2018COVER STORY
While Malaysia has a public healthcare system to boast about, it is at the same time plagued by brain drain, budget cuts and a bad rep when it comes to waiting time.Public health services in Malaysia are financed through general tax revenue – not dissimilar to Britain’s National Health Service. This healthcare financing model, the Beveridge model, is a legacy that persists until today, and is still practised in many other countries in the world.Malaysians have received heavily subsidised healthcare...
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